Monday, June 23, 2008

What's On My Nightstand?

Besides a lamp and clock radio, a stack of books completes my nightstand vignette. At any given time, I'm reading from 2-3 books. While Bible reading, journaling, and prayer jumpstart my day, reading fiction and non-fiction is an evening activity.

One of the volumes currently residing on my nightstand is A Rush of Wings by Kristin Heizmann. Noelle St. Claire, a wealthy young woman, snaps and heads for parts unknown. She settles down at a Colorado ranch, hoping to find safety.

The author deftly paints Noelle's emotional turmoil, using effective imagery. What long-buried trauma holds her in its grip? I could sense her panic when faced with new relationships.

Noelle's desperate efforts to escape the nightmares and anxiety attacks, as well as the heart-warming romance, kept me turning the pages. What are you reading?


Annie said...

Okay, lets see, I'm reading Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Debra Dixon, a book from the Private series (a YA book), and lots of articles on exercise, fitness, and weightloss.

We writers seem to also be good readers. Funny that.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Annie -

My wish list includes Self Editing For Fiction Writers. I've heard it's an exceptional book.

Yes, most writers love to read. You know who else enjoys reading? Commuters. When I traveled by train to visit my husband in the hospital, I'd say more than half of the people had a book.

Susan :)

Christa Parrish said...

Susan, I'm working on God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew - I needed a refresher in faith!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Christa -

I read God's Smuggler years ago. It's a great faith booster when you read how the Lord brought him through so many dangerous situations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Susan :)